Here lies one of the most frustrating talents in Hornets history.
Baron Davis was a unique combination of speed, athleticism, and power. He was a point guard with a shooting guard's body. He was as electrifying with a lob pass as he was with a thunderous tomahawk dunk.
He was also a coach's nightmare. For anyone familiar with "The Wire", Baron Davis was the Jimmy McNulty of point guards.
He had the potential to be one of the greats, but he never showed a true commitment to taking care of himself. He was routinely out of shape and struggled staying healthy, even after his Hornets days were over.
Davis played six seasons with the Hornets after being drafted with the 3rd overall pick in 1999. He didn't really break out until his third season, when he averaged 18.1 points and 8.5 assists per game. He made two All-Star appearances as a member of the Hornets.
However, friction between him and then-coach Byron Scott as well as a hefty contract led to Davis being sent to Golden State for a pair of expiring contracts.
As a Los Angeles native who played his college ball at UCLA, Davis had little trouble being motivated to be playing back home again.
In Don Nelson's fast-paced offense, Davis teamed with young up-and-comer Jason Richardson to lift the Warriors to new heights. They pulled off an uncanny upset of the No. 1 seeded Dallas Mavericks in 2007 and instilled the same hope in Warriors fans that Hornets fans once had.
Much like his Hornets tenure, Davis' stint with the Warriors was short-lived.
After a couple injury-riddled seasons with Golden State, Davis opted out of his contract and signed with Clippers. From there, Davis would begin a journey around the league that would lead to stops in Cleveland and New York.
Davis' career will always be a "What if?"
Injuries hindered most of it. On this Dream Team though, Davis could be an offensive spark off the bench and provide depth at either guard position. There would be less of a need to rely on him to stay healthy and he could keep his ailing knees fresh with limited minutes.